We all know
music heals us.
provide solace in difficult times, and help us celebrate moments of joy. The
transformative power of music is at the heart of this compilation of intimate recollections
by Canadians from every province and territory. In The Awesome Music Project
Canada: Songs of Hope and Happiness and the remarkable stories inside the book,
Canadians from all walks of life – including world-renowned celebrities from
Sarah McLachlan and Chris Hadfield to Madeleine Thien and Theo Fleury – share
how music changed their lives.
Released on October 10, 2019, The Awesome Music Project Canada: Songs of Hope and Happiness is a beautifully illustrated tribute to the music that comforts us, moves us, and lifts our spirits. Rounding out the book are descriptions of the neurological research confirming that music is good for us. It improves our mental, emotional, and physical health, wards off depression, and even delays dementia. Put simply: music makes us feel good. Written for the music lover in all of us, proceeds from The Awesome Music Project Canada will go to music and mental health research, starting with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and one of the world’s leading research centres.